This winter break we had our first big snowstorm (22.9 inches), did family outings north to the Adirondacks and west to Glimmerglass and Utica Zoo, and the big highlight was celebrating Bluma’s Bas-Mitzvah (mostly) over Zoom. You can see links to her Rambam presentation, the Zoom event and more on this Bluma Bas-Mitzvah page

We’re still awaiting to see what the Spring semester may look like, but hope to be able to provide in-person Covid-safe events as we did during the Fall semester with necessary precautions. Stay tuned as we get closer to the start of the semester on February 1st. 

In the meantime, we’re doing Shabbat-To-Go (more than we thought would be over winter break) but we skipped the last week in December and New Years Weekend. If you are up here and would like to get our Shabbat-To-Go, please let us know, we post a signup form each week. 

We’ve been on and off with our Facebook Live and the Whatsapp Inspiration. A little here, a little there.

All events are via RSVP during Covid – current students please check your emails, the whatsapp group or the Covid page on this site for this week’s form. 

see our VIRTUAL page for links to join Zoom’s and Whatsapp’s, our daily FB Live, and other ways to connect virtually. Since our closing in March for Covid-Coronavirus we’ve transitioned to a lot of online programming for both students and alumni. As well as Shabbat-To-Go almost all throughout. 

See our COVID page for continuously (keep checking back as we update it!) updated information on what services and programs we may (or may not) be able to offer during this unusual semester, and what conditions and specifics would be involved, including RSVP system, outdoor seating, limited group sizes, distancing, masks etc. The goal is to provide as much as we possibly can under these circumstances, in a responsible and safe manner, following the guidelines and recommendations. Thanks to all who have contributed to help purchase equipment and supplies to enable this current temporary transition. And thanks to those alumni, parents, friends and professionals who have helped us develop protocols and guidelines based on local and national and university health policies. 

See our shabboshouse.org/Covid page (under the “This Week” tab) for the Sukkot First Days RSVP form and a how it will work this weekend. We’re taking this a few days at a time, reevaluating and taking all things into consideration and planning accordingly. We are limiting our to-go Sukkot meals for those in quarantine, but will get back to more to-go meals as things go on. Stay tuned each week has its own schedule, opportunities and challenges! 

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SIGNUP FORM for keep-in-touch at Shabbos House.… we send out a weekly email with event updates for that week.  If you don’t get our emails (alumni: a couple times a month, student updates weekly) please let us know so we can add you to the email list. Stay in touch, keep in the loop! 

More updates soon, 
Love, Mendel & Raizy